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  1. nokywx

    Spring/Summer 2019 Flooding Thread

    2-3 inches fell overnight, and that train in southern IN means business for this afternoon...creeks and streams are going to be going crazy.
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    Winter 2018-19 Grade Thread

    C+ here...21.6" so far...which is actually slightly above average. I would downgrade things for such a pathetic December, and also the lack of clippers, which just hold a special place in my heart. But a couple of extra credit points were earned for a pretty decent ice storm, and the Jan 19-20 storm that, for 2-3 hours, brought some of the best snow/wind conditions that we've had in the 13 winters that I've lived here.
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    January 24 - 31 Cold Blast

    This was a really good shot at breaking the all-time record, -22. The wind wasn't off the lake, but it just never went calm. They would have had a real shot at -24/25. I saw that LaPorte made it to -25.
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    January 24 - 31 Cold Blast

    A balmy 2 above down here. However, we did have our first ever Snow Squall Warning, which most definitely delivered...less than an 1/8 mi. visibility for at least 5 minutes.
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    January 24 - 31 Cold Blast

    Saw a -28/21mph for a -59 WC in Park Rapids, MN at last hour.
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    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    That lake effect signal following the storm is crazy. Very rarely have seen it that distinct, this far away from the event.
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    Winter 2018-19 Medium/Long Range Discussion

    Shelbyville, KY actually got down to -37. Between Lexington and Louisville, and I'm sure some unique topographical effects were in play there.
  8. Might be...I do remember this storm being forecasted for days in advance. Kind of joined Superstorm '93 to fuel the idea that the really big storms are well-modeled.
  9. nokywx

    List your top 5 winter storms

    This is a mixture of storms from growing up in South Bend, and now living in Cincy/Northern KY for the last 12 years: #1 - March 9-11, 1998...SBN picked up 15.8 over the 3 days, most of it on the 9th, with just scattered lake effect the next 2 days. The main show was ferocious, and I remember this being a sneaky one. Like Hoosier said, it came out of nowhere, with nothing significant in the forecast until Sunday night, before the storm hit on a Monday morning. #2 - The Odd Year February Storms...In 3 consecutive odd years ('91, '93, & '95), we picked up a heavy lake effect snow in February. 2/14-2/16/91 was 19.8"...2/22-2/24/93 was 20.1"...and 2/4-2/8/93 was 22.6". My most vivid memory of the 3, was the last one in 1995. The first part actually under-preformed, as the prediction was for up to 3 feet, and we only picked up about a foot. But then the last couple of days, featured an hour of probably the heaviest snow I've ever seen...about 5 inches in an hour on the evening of 2/7. I imagine this was probably some kind of meso-low or something, but back then, I had no clue what that was. #3 - 2/13/2007 Ice Storm...This was looking like a close miss, with much of the Midwest getting hammered, while we picked up an inch of 35 degree rain. Even up to the start of the event, the forecast was for just a cold rain. However, things never warmed up at the surface, and instead, produced about 2/3 to 3/4 in. of ice. Substantial power outages all across the area, this is still the most impactful event in my 12 winters down here. #4 - Blizzard of 2008 (March 7-8)...This was a good one, though not quite the monster it was for central Ohio. 10.7" at CVG, and it was more in the 12-14 inch range, where I lived, just a few miles south of the airport. This is one of only 7 two-day snowfalls over 10 inches, in the history of official Cincinnati reporting sites in the last 125 years, and only the 5th double-digit snow at CVG, since 1948. So yeah, that is pretty significant. #5 - January 15-16, 1997...I just remember this one, cause we got out on an early dismissal, which I think is the only time that ever happened in my life. Windy storm, with about 15 inches, which ushered it some pretty big cold air.
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    Winter 2018 Discussion

    Really going out on a limb there with "Midseason Rain and Snow" along the West Coast, and "Snow" for the northern Rockies. Quite a bold forecast.
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    August 2018 General Discussion

    Cincinnati came in with a hefty 5.02" yesterday, second highest daily total ever. Some of this was a localized storm last night, but I'd say most of the area has had at least 4 inches since Wednesday afternoon.
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    July 2018 General Discussion

    Depending on how the storms develop this afternoon, this could be the hottest day yet. 88/75/98 @ CVG at 10am.
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    Feb. 19-24 Heavy rain and flooding threat

    Ohio River at Cincinnati topped 60ft. First time since 1997, and only the 2nd time since the 60's.
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    Feb. 19-24 Heavy rain and flooding threat

    N. Indiana/SW Mich. also experiencing substantial flooding...in fact, probably the worst in recorded history in South Bend. St. Joe River surpassed the previous record by more than 2 feet. In general, the area isn't all that prone to devastating river flooding, but having grown up there, some of the images I've seen are really pretty hard to fathom. I guess that will happen when 30 inches of snow in the first half of the month, is followed by nearly 6 inches of rain.
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    February 2018 Discussion

    Some legit heavy stuff down here right now...Total surprise. I think a couple Hi-Res models hinted at this, but that was definitely considered an outlier. At least an inch already, and even though temps are a little above freezing, rates are getting heavy enough to begin to cover roads.